Date Joined: 03/03/10
Pros: This is the Card you want. It's as powerful, Cheaper on average, and with the introduction FSR the DLSS advantage isn't as prominent. FSR will be more prominent as adoption rates grow. You will see "surprise" FSR implementation in something like Cyberpunk 2077 because you can bet they want to move more Copies(Shareholders amirite?).
This will easily handle anything you throw at it Maxed out with RT at 2k or 4K at upwards of 120fps.
Cons: To this point there hasn't been any Cons(I guess a backrub would be nice?).
Overall Review: Highly Recommended this card before FSR. It's a great buy if you have the scratch after seeing FSR.
Protip: Use Fresh Rails on your Power Supply if Possible. I had an issue with mine(Power Supply not Card) that was causing Crashes every 20 minutes in Games.
Pros: After Failing with Corsair Vengeance Kits twice I decided to try this.
I haven't had any issue.
Overall Review: It works with the Asus RGB software out the box. I didn't have to program it. It just syncs. MOBO is Asus Prime Pro
Pros: Ram worked at it's rated speed.
The RGB are a nice touch and can be controlled.
Excellent software Suite included.
Cons: As someone who used a Formula Z for the last 6 years I missed my post codes LCD and other buttons. Also, I don't think this board is built for manual overclocking(only one Cpu connection) but that might not be THAT big of a deal.
Overall Review: As I said in Cons this is not really a Manual OC Board imo. That said, the software can get you 4.1 or even 4.2(Ryzen 2600) if your cooling is good . You can still play with Dram voltage and timing if you want.
More Other Thoughts: Asus does not have the best looking Cards for this board. I use the MSI 1070ti Titanium. Black and white shroud with RGB and most importantly, the reason it beats other Asus cards for this board aesthetically is: THE SILVER BACKPLATE WITH BLACK WRITING. All I've seen from Asus are Black Backplates. I run my GPU in the bottom slot. It's really nice looking in on it:)
Edit: You can manual OC on this board. It's just not as obvious how to do it as it was on my old AM3 Asus Formula Z board. Managed to get a stable OCCT Tested 4.15 OC after I figured it out. Cooler is a Noctua ND14.
Pros: Working as intended
Cons: I mounted the wrong bars first. I blame you. You can't expect me to own up to my mistakes:)
Overall Review: Would MOUNT again....lol
Pros: Overclocked to 4.1GHZ using Asus Software and a Noctua Cooler.
Microstutter and screen tearing is non existent ever graphic heavy game I've tried except Star Citizen which has not been optimized(obviously).
Cons: And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes
I want to hold you till I die
Till we both break down and cry
I want to hold you till the fear in me subsides
Overall Review: I'm using the Asus Prime Pro AM4 Board x470. The included software does a great job of getting a stable OC. Some people have gotten this chip to 4.2 with the software, on Air.
Pros: The XMP Equivalent on AMD works.
Cons: The 1st package I received did not work. I kept getting the error that no one wants to see. 1 stick failed outright(until I ruined my RMA by removing the heatsink. It only lasted a day lol).
Overall Review: I realize now that both sticks were defective. My PC wouldn't boot with the old stick combined with the new(I bought this ram again in an attempt to not waste what I thought was 1 good stick. That would have given me 12 Gigs of Ram). I wish I didn't remove the heatsink so I could get back to 16Gigs of Memory but 8G seems fine atm.
Pros: Stays EXTREMELY Cool(I have yet to have a game get it to 72c) Nice Lighting. Can be OC. Sli-ready.
Overall Review: I've only known Gigabyte Cards for quite sometime. After some wizardry with codes and a free 20 dollar Steam Card I was able to get this to under 500 USD after taxes when it was at a higher pricepoint. That made it more attractive than Gigabyte in this age of insane GPU Prices. Because of how great this card has been I'll probably give MSI another shot when I rebuild in 5 years. I'll probably grab another down the line for Sli.
More Other Thoughts: I don't know how silent it is because I'm constantly wearing headphones. I also rock a open Air Style of Case because noise in general isn't a huge concern for me.I WANT POWAH!
Pros: I won't need a New Power Supply..maybe ever again...O.o
Overall Review: When I bought this it was for my very 1st PC build. I understood pretty much everything else(How to choose CPUs, GPUs ram ect.). The reason I'm writing is for other 1st timers out there. Save yourself some money. You DO NOT need all of this power. I highly recommend Corsair as a brand(I have a few components in my PC from them) but you should drop down in Wattage(I would say 500-750) and use the extra money to upgrade in other places(Some nice Corsair Ram or Cooling).
More Other Thoughts: I'm surprised to see this sitting at 3 Eggs. I've had this for 4 years and it hasn't given me any issues.
Pros: If you are a Clawgrip and you've been waiting for a 12 plus number pad on a Mouse for us, the wait is over. The instant you remove it from the box you understand it.
I have a g600 in my closet. I Ordered the Naga and returned it on the day I received it. They are very high quality mice. I want to make it clear that I am not a Naga or Logitech hater(Especially not Logitech! ). The problem is I could not grip those mice in a comfortable manner. Also the buttons feel way too similar.
The scroll will is notched. It feels awesome.
Cons: It will probably be replaced when Logitech comes out with something better(it's all in the layout Logi. Scrap that Naga Layout mindset xD)
Overall Review: Up until now I was using the G602. I will probably stop now(for gaming atleast) but that was hands down the best wireless mouse on the Planet. Having said that this mouse is very easy to transition to after heavy g602. Much easier transition than going to a Naga or g602. The buttons on the 1st bottom 2 rows not only line up like the G602, they also have a better shape.
Wireless and Wired.
Cons: Media buttons don't work in iTunes(PC. Not sure about pods or pads)
Overall Review: I do not consider Myself an Audiophile. Having said that, I love the sound quality. I have been using the trusty Artic P311's the past couple of years(Indestructible! lol). These were an obvious step up from those. I like them so much that I'm considering a second pair while they are only $39.99.
Pros: More Thumb Buttons
It's from Logitech
Comfortable for Claw and Palm
It's from Logitech
A respectable 500Hz
Did I mention It's from Logitech?
The Price and much easier to reach "G buttons" near the Left Click.
Cons: No free spinning wheel function or tilt buttons
It may have killed a Legend (hehe)
Overall Review: If you use Claw Grip the G600 can be somewhat uncomfortable. This is the mouse you want. It doesn't have the free wheel or Tilt buttons(if it did the G700 would be irrelevant duh lol). I'm gonna miss the free spinning wheel but other than that this mouse has slain the legendary G500 in my eyes. Logitech has done it again. My only regret is I didn't see this last week when I bought the G600. It's a very expensive paper weight.
If Logitech sees this I want a version of this Mouse with the Wheel and Tilt. I'll happily pay you 80 bucks for a wired and as much as 100 for a wireless! Deal? lol
Pros: Cool Light
Lots of buttons
Really loved the lights. I made them run Red and Black to coincide with my ROG theme. Plus It's Logitech.
Cons: Doesn't work for my particular "Claw Grip". I tried it for 2 hours in Marvel Heroes (MMO/ARPG). I learned the button placement fairly easily. The problem is I couldn't grip it in a comfortable fashion. I was basically forced to always hold down left click to "grip" it. My entire right arm is sore right now.
Overall Review: I only buy certain components from certain makers. Logitech is my preferred peripherals maker. I will only buy Logitech mice. I am a MMO player. I use a very unique Gamepad + Mouse Combo. I've always been interested in this kind of mice, since the introduction of the Razer Naga, because the more buttons on the mouse, the stronger my combo gets:)
I'll still buy Logitech. I should have just replaced my g500. I'm not sure I can this back because it's not broken or anything. It also has scuffs on the feet from foreign debri on my mouse pad:( I've owned it for literally 2 hours.
Pros: NONE THERE ARE NO PROS!
Cons: The game shipped without a key and apparently this is happening ON A MASSIVE SCALE.
Pros: This chair is fantastic. No Tools and it feels sturdy and looks great. I paired it with one of my many seat cushions. These cushions had no real effect in my old chairs. In this chair they are pretty effective. So, it has to be the chair.
Cons: No "magic fingers"! lol
Overall Review: I always thought that Rosewill was only a PC parts Manufacturers haha
Pros: I've had a pair of these for well over a year(from another seller). I cannot believe they still work haha.
As I said in my other review: "they've been slept on and stepped on". The frame is durable. The battery life is no exaggeration.
Cons: They will peel after sometime. I use them for gaming mostly and indoor music listening so, this doesn't bother me as much. If you are going to use them for outdoor this could be an issue.
Overall Review: I think these may be made of 100% Zombie Flesh.
Pros: Fantastic lighting! These are perfect for showing off sexy components in a windowed case. I have 2 installed in my NZXT 530 Source(one on the Evo 212 and one in the middle up top for exhaust).
Cons: I cannot recommend these for Intake. Intake fans should ALWAYS run at 100%. These get far too loud at 100%. If you put them as Exhaust on or your Push Pull Evo config they are fine.
Overall Review: The 530 Source comes with a fan hub without variable controls. Do not connect these in a way that they can not be controlled. I use the FanXpert software that came with my Asus Crosshair Formula Z to control them because I have them connected to my Mobo. They are running in silent mode and are no louder than the Pre-installed NZXT fans that came with my Chassis.
I can't say enough about the lighting though. It has better illumination than the 140 mm NZXT fan I bought, but they are not bright to the point of being a disturbance
Pros: I'm amazed at how quiet it is.
Worked out of the box.
Came with a molex adapter.
Cons: Not a "con" per se. I kinda wanted it to be a little brighter. I'm trying to give my Formula Z the spotlight it deserves lol
Overall Review: I'll probably grab a 120 version of this to throw on my Evo 212. I hope it runs as quiet as the 140mm version. Plus it would provide a little more light)
Pros: Slightly improved over 8. I actually like what they've done with the start button. My only issue was I kept left clicking on it to get the menu to appear.
Another thing I like about Win8 is the arrow near the title bar that opens up folder options.
I haven't encounter a single BSOD.
Cons: Cons are the same as with any new OS. People act as if Win8 is the first OS with issues.
Overall Review: Windows 8 is optimized for multiple cores. If you are on an AMD system and you are still using Win7 you're holding your system back. There's YouTube vids that show real performance gains as far as gaming on Win8 for AMD CPUs.
Also, DX 11.2 is coming!
Pros: Worked out of the box.
Running a 770 and 8350 oc'd + my chassis has a 30W fanhub(NZXT 530 source).
Cons: none...so far
Overall Review: If I here a pop I'll be back!lol
Pros: Looks fantastic. You almost have to buy a case with a window.
I learned to OC in UEFi in like 2 minutes. The 8350 is already at 4.5ghz. On my old board if I ran it at 4.5 for gaming it was fine.
I couldn't use Handbrake(video converting software/ great benchmarker imo. It uses all of your course at full compacity) If I did, one of the chips on the board would get so hot that the PC would auto shut down.
I've been having a nice time with Ai Suite and Gamefirst. There's some fun to be had. I also like Direct Bios Boot.
Cons: It doesn't say "I love you" back.
Overall Review: As the title states I almost RMA. Luckily I had a 6300 lying around. I put that in and noticed Q codes changed. I looked on the web and was shocked to realize how much of a noob I was lol.
It turns out that I wasn't seating my RAM or CPU. These are upgrades that I had done multiple times!(In my defense the Ram slots are tight. Be sure to push them down on both ends until you here that "click")
My Q-code was FF. I had a solid red SDRAM_LED and when I hit MEMOK(located under start and reset) the EVGA_LED light would flash. If this is happening to yu check your seating. Before you RMA. Aslo use a ESD Wristwrap($5). It's a $225 dollar board!!!
Pros: The size of this case made it VERY easy to complete my 1st full build ever(I had done everything except mount a Mobo to a chassis).
The Window is massive. Which made it very easy to blow kisses to my Formula Z hehe
The fan hub is neat and the drives bays were easy to use or remove.
Both front ports worked. My last 2 PCs were pre-built. 1 had bad front ports, and the other had one 2.0 and one 3.0, but no connection for the 3.0 on the motherboard they included or a adapter lol
I stripped my other PC of anything I could including fans. I have 5 fans and the difference definitely noticeable. I'm running the same OC settings(card and comp/770 windforce+8350) I ran on my old Rig. Everything has dropped by 10c plus.
Cons: It's either slightly bent or a leg is too short. Either way it's had 0 effect on the system's look.
Overall Review: This case needs it's own special "1st time builder's" bundle.
Pros: Great out of the box for low level gaming and basic computer use. The Case is huge, making it easy to work in. I also LOVE the Drive clamps. You don't need a screwdriver to connect drives(you will to remove the already installed) just twist and lock.
Cons: A great base as the title says(I'm sure you heard about the *****ty card lol)
The PSU does not have 6/8 pin connectors. So if you want to add a modern card, you'll need a better PSU.
Overall Review: As the title states this Computer is a great base to build on.
I added: A Gigabyte 650 ti oc(huge fan and heatsink version), My old 750 Watt PSU from Antec and A Corsair H100i cooler(remember I said this case was huge? yep H100! fits!!).
It will run every game From Very High(FC3, minus MSAA) to Ultra/Max at 30 + FPS and it will reach 60 and beyond at Max for some.
The total investment made was 300 bucks. Seems like a lot, right? It's 200 less than I would have spent "on another site". I used their comparison tool.
To be fair they were offfering a free upgrade to a 8 core. Without that(free upgrade) this comp is better and 200 dollars less:)
If you have the money buy this thing and gradually build. PSU>VidCard>Cooling(the H100i was an easy install and requires no maintenance *backflips*).